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- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. There is a limit of five tables per article.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- When uploading a final copy of an accepted article for publication, all tables, graphics and illustrations must be supplied as independent high resolution (300 dpi) .tif or .jpg images with file names corresponding to the embedded place holder within the article text.
- To ensure blind review, when submitting to the journal authors of the document must delete their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
Academic research and analysis papers (Usually 6000 words maximum).
TranscriptsA section for academic conference panel discussions and debates.
A new journalism-as-research section (up to 6000 words combined as an in-depth journalism article and a scholarly exegesis). Examples include but are not restricted to:
- Articles addressing the interface between between professional or practice-based journalism and scholarly journalism research practices.
- An essay or exegesis that analyses critically a piece of the author's own journalism practice.
- A case study involving a scholarly investigation of a journalism practice.
- A scholarly content analysis and textual analysis of reportage.
- An analysis of a form of creative practice -- including fictional writing, experimental documentary, visual arts and music composition -- contributing to the debate on recognition as academic research alongside other forms of scholarly research.
- Investigative journalism and a scholarly reflexive analysis.
Frontline - an innovative direction in academic journalism by Wendy Bacon
A Frontline example article
InterviewsA section for academic interviews.
PhotoessayA photojournalism gallery with or without peer-reviewed article. usually about 12 photos (1 to a page).
Books, films, online developments, multimedia. (Usually 800-1500 wds); Noted section – short reviews (300-350 wds). Commssioned by the Reviews Editor.
Letters, brief commentaries, and feedback (up to 800 wds).
A special section for noted journalists, or journalists dying in extreme circumstances.
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